Our recommendations are made independently through Research & Testing. We may receive commissions from purchases made via our links.

Cuisinart TOB-40N vs Black and Decker 4 Slice Toaster Oven Side-by-Side Comparison

Cuisinart TOB-40N vs Black and Decker 4 Slice Toaster Oven. Two toaster ovens that are equal in terms of design and usability, only different in size.

By , , , and ·Updated

Cuisinart TOB-40N

Black and Decker 4 Slice

Cuisinart TOB-40N vs Black and Decker 4 Slice Toaster Oven

Overall Verdict

The Cuisinart TOB-40N and the Black and Decker 4 Slice (TO1760SS) are both standard toaster ovens, so they are quite equal in terms of design and usability. The Breville has a slide-out crumb tray and carrying handles while the Black+Decker only has a removable crumb tray.

Their differences mostly come down to size. The Cuisinart actually has a particularly large cooking chamber for a medium-sized toaster oven, which allows for more cooking and cleaning space. Of course, this means that it costs more than the Black+Decker.

The Cuisinart has a very high power draw so it performed better than the Black+Decker in our baked pizza, roasted whole chicken, and baked frozen fries tests. However, this actually hindered its ability to toast bread and made it tie with the Black+Decker.

While it’s difficult for a small unit to have a convection system due to the limited footprint, we can’t see why the Cuisinart don’t have one.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design25% Usability25% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 25%Design 25%UsabilityCuisinart TOB-40NBlack and Decker 4...6.46.86.25.85.66.14.65.5
Showing: 2/2 Items

Pros & Cons

  • Spacious and non-stick interior
  • Auto-slide rack
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
  • Slide-out crumb tray
  • Cool-touch door handle
  • Stay-on feature
  • High power output
  • Lightweight and small size
  • Easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior
  • Cool-touch door handle
  • Simple control knobs
  • Stay-on feature
  • Quartz heating elements have safeguards
  • Energy-saving
  • No convection fan
  • No internal lighting
  • No safety mechanism for the door
  • No convection fan
  • No internal lighting
  • No safety mechanism for the door

Key Specs

Dimensions
L15.94 x W14.84 x H9 inches
L15.55 x W11.61 x H8.86 inches
Weight
10.0 lbs (4.5 kg)
5.7 lbs (2.6 kg)
Control Type
3 control knobs + Stop/Start button
3 control knobs
Temperature
100°F - 450°F
150°F–450°F
Timer
Not available
1 minute - 30 minutes + stay-on
Cooking Functions
5
4

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$95.56
$51.90

*You help support HealthyKitchen101's product testing and reviews by purchasing from our retail partners.


Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.8
6.1

Toast

7.1
7.1
From left to right, 24 pieces of toast for the top and bottom of three toast levels including lighter, medium, and darker.
On the left: 3m 25s; In the middle: 3m 40s; On the right: 4m 15s
From left to right, 24 pieces of toast for the top and bottom of three toast levels including lighter, medium, and darker.
The top and bottom of the best four pieces of toast from the Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler.
On the left are the top and bottom of four pieces of toast from the first batch, and on the right are from the second batch.
Black and Decker 4 Slice Toaster Oven Toast Test
From left to right, 24 pieces of toast for the top and bottom of three toast levels including lighter, medium, and darker.
The top and bottom of the best four pieces of toast from the Black+Decker TO1760SS 4-slice Natural Convection Toaster Oven.
On the left are the top and bottom of four pieces of toast from the first batch, and on the right are from the second batch.
Function
Toast
Toast
Number of Slices
4
4
Toast Level
Medium
3/4 to Medium
Cooking Time
3m 40s
4m
Second Batch
3m 40s
4m
Convection
No
No

Pizza

6.5
5.6
A toaster oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top inside a baking pan.
A toaster oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top inside a baking pan.
The cross surface of a slice of toast oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers.
Two hands break apart a slice of pizza with melty cheese, meat, and green bell peppers on top baked using a toaster oven.
Black and Decker 4 Slice Toaster Oven Pizza Test
A toaster oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top inside a baking pan.
Two slices of oven baked 9-inch thick-crust meat pizza with cheese, onions, and green bell peppers on top of one another.
Two hands break apart a slice of pizza with cheese, meat, onions, and green bell peppers on top baked using a toaster oven.
Function
Bake
Bake
Temperature
450°F
450°F
Cooking Time
9m
13m
Convection
No
No

Whole Roasted Chicken

7.4
6.1
A whole roasted chicken using the Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven on a silver baking pan on a white background.
A whole roasted chicken using the Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven on a silver baking pan on a white background.
A tray of whole toaster oven roasted chicken. The thermometer has two probes inside the chicken and displays 181°F and 183°F.
Seven pieces of a carved chicken including a carcass, two breasts, two wings, and two thighs on a silver baking pan.
Two hands pulling apart a roasted chicken thigh. In the white background is the rest of the roasted chicken on a baking pan.
Black and Decker 4 Slice Toaster Whole Roasted Chicken Test
A whole roasted chicken using the Black+Decker TO1760SS backside up on an oven rack and baking pan on a white background.
A whole roasted chicken using the Black+Decker TO1760SS belly up on an oven rack and baking pan on a white background.
A tray of whole toaster oven roasted chicken. The thermometer has two probes inside the chicken and displays 185°F and 187°F.
Seven pieces of a carved chicken including a carcass, two breasts, two wings, and two thighs on a silver baking pan.
Two hands pulling apart a roasted chicken thigh. In the white background is the rest of the roasted chicken on a baking pan.
Function
Bake
Bake
Temperature
350°F
350°F
Cooking Time
1h 17m
1h 30m
Convection
No
No

Baked French Fries

5.1
3.2
Pieces of baked french fries using the Cuisinart TOB-40N Toaster Oven Broiler on a silver baking pan on a white background.
Pieces of baked french fries using the Cuisinart TOB-40N Toaster Oven Broiler on a silver baking pan on a white background.
A close-up of pieces of baked french fries using the Cuisinart TOB-40N Oven on a silver baking pan on a white background.
Six pieces of broken-up baked french fries are stacked on top of pieces of whole fries on a silver baking pan.
Black and Decker 4 Slice Toaster Baked French Fries Test
Black and Decker 4 Slice Toaster Oven Baked French FriesPieces of baked french fries using the Black+Decker TO1760SS Toaster Oven on a silver baking pan on a white background.
A close-up of pieces of baked french fries using the Black+Decker TO1760SS on a silver baking pan on a white background.
Ten pieces of broken-up baked french fries are stacked on top of pieces of whole fries on a silver baking pan.
Function
Bake
Bake
Temperature
400°F.
400°F
Cooking Time
31 m
30 m
Convection
No
No

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.2
4.6

In the Box

An oven rack, 3 pieces of documents, the Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler, a box, and a baking pan.
A box, the Black+Decker TO1760SS 4-Slice Natural Convection Toaster Oven, a user manual, a baking pan, and an oven rack.

Exterior

7.0
4.0
A closed front of the Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler with exterior measurements on a white background.
A closed front of the Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler with exterior measurements on a white background.
The front of a closed Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler has a control panel and the right has holes.
The back and left sides of the Cuisinart TOB-40N have air ventilation holes. The back has a power cord and two buffers.
On a grey background, the top of the stainless steel Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler has holes.
On a grey background, the bottom of the Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler has four stands and holes.
A closed front of the Black+Decker TO1760SS Natural Convection Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
A closed front of the Black+Decker TO1760SS Natural Convection Toaster Oven with exterior measurements on a white background.
The front of a closed Black+Decker TO1760SS Natural Convection Toaster Oven has a control panel and the right has holes.
The back and left sides of the Black+Decker TO1760SS 4-Slice Toaster Oven have holes. The back has a power cord and buffer.
The top, front, and right sides of the Black+Decker TO1760SS 4-Slice Natural Convection Toaster Oven on a white background.
On a white background, the bottom of the Black+Decker TO1760SS Natural Convection Toaster Oven has four stands and holes.
Weight
10.0 lbs (4.5 kg)
5.7 lbs (2.6 kg)
Length
15.9" (40.5 cm)
15.6" (39.5 cm)
Width
14.8" (37.7 cm)
11.6" (29.5 cm)
Height
9.0" (22.9 cm)
8.9" (22.5 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Color
Black
Silver
Door Handle
cool-touch
Cool-touch
Tray Indicators
No
No
Crumb Tray
Slide-out
Removable

Control Panel

The Cuisinart TOB-40N’s control panel has 1 start/stop button and 3 control dials for function, temperature, and toast shade.
The control panel of the Black+Decker TO1760SS Toaster Oven has 3 control knobs for temperature, function, and timer/toast.
Type
3 control knobs + Stop/Start button
3 control knobs
Temperature
100°F - 450°F
150°F - 450°F
Timer
Not available
1 minute - 30 minutes + stay-on
Indicator Light
Yes
Yes
Status Bar
No
No
Light Toggle
No
No
Convection Toggle
No
No
Rotation Toggle
No
No
Automatic Preheat
No
No
Audio Cues
No
No

Cooking Functions

The Cuisinart TOB-40N Toaster Oven’s function dial has 5 cooking functions including Toast, Bagel, Bake, Broil, and Warm.
The function knob of the Black+Decker TO1760SS Toaster Oven has 4 cooking functions including Warm, Broil, Bake, and Toast.

Interior

6.0
1.0
The Cuisinart TOB-40N Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber has 4 nichrome heating elements, 2 guide rails, and a safety hook.
The Cuisinart TOB-40N Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber has 4 nichrome heating elements, 2 guide rails, and a safety hook.
The cooking chamber’s left wall of the Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven has 2 guide rails and a safety hook.
Black and Decker 4 Slice Toaster Oven InteriorThe Black+Decker TO1760SS 4-Slice Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber has 2 quartz heating elements with guards and 1 guide rails.
Black and Decker 4 Slice Toaster Oven InteriorThe Black+Decker TO1760SS 4-Slice Toaster Oven’s cooking chamber has 2 quartz heating elements with guards and 1 guide rails.
The Black+Decker TO1760SS Oven has 1 bottom heating element with a guard and a guide rail on the left cooking chamber wall.
The stainless steel Black+Decker TO1760SS 4-Slice Natural Convection Toaster Oven has 1 upper heating element with a guard.
Heating Elements
4 nichrome
2 quartz
Convection Fan
No
No
Lighting
No
No
Tray Levels
2
1
Rotisserie
No
No
Safety Hook
Yes
No

Power Cord

A two-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the stainless steel Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven.
A three-pronged plug power cord. In the background is the Black+Decker TO1760SS 4-Slice Natural Convection Toaster Oven.
Length
31.1" (79.0 cm)
25.6" (65.0 cm)
Type
2-prong plug
3-prong plug
Power
1800 W
1150 W
Rated Output
120 V ~ 60 Hz
120 V ~ 60 Hz

Accessories

A stainless steel baking rack of the Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler on a grey background.
A stainless steel baking rack of the Black+Decker TO1760SS 4-Slice Natural Convection Toaster Oven on a white background.
Length
11.8" (30.0 cm)
10.8" (27.4 cm)
Width
11.3" (28.6 cm)
8.3" (21.2 cm)
Height
0.8" (2.0 cm)
0.6" (1.5 cm)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Build Quality

6.0
7.0
The front of an opened Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler with an oven rack and a silver baking pan.
The front of an opened Black+Decker TO1760SS 4-Slice Toaster Oven with a removable crumb tray, baking pan, and oven rack.

Capacity

An opened front of the Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven with interior measurements on a white background.
An opened front of the Black+Decker TO1760SS 4-Slice Toaster Oven with interior measurements on a white background.
Length
11.8" (30.0 cm)
10.8" (27.5 cm)
Width
11.5" (29.3 cm)
8.7" (22.0 cm)
Height
7.1" (18.0 cm)
6.7" (17.0 cm)

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
5.8
5.5

User Control

7.0
6.0

Ease of Use

5.0
5.0
Cuisinart TOB-40N Ease of Use Video
Cuisinart TOB-40N Ease of Use Video 1

Cleanability

6.0
6.0
Grease on the glass door of a closed stainless steel Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler.
Grease on the glass door of a closed stainless steel Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler.
Grease on the right wall of the stainless steel Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler’s cooking chamber.
Grease and chicken skin stuck to the silver baking pan of the Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler.
The cleaned silver baking pan of the stainless steel Cuisinart TOB-40N Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler.
Black and Decker 4 Slice Toaster Oven CleanabilityThe cleaned upper heating element guard of the Black+Decker TO1760SS Natural Convection Toaster Oven with some discoloration.
Black and Decker 4 Slice Toaster Oven CleanabilityThe cleaned upper heating element guard of the Black+Decker TO1760SS Natural Convection Toaster Oven with some discoloration.
The cleaned silver baking pan of the stainless steel Black+Decker TO1760SS 4-Slice Natural Convection Toaster Oven.

Behind the Comparison

Headshot of Alan Nguyen
Alan NguyenReviewer

Alan Nguyen is a writer and product reviewer at HealthyKitchen101. His major in English language teaching taught him to present concise information. In addition to his cooking hobby, he values the practical aspects of household appliances.

Headshot of Lap Vo
Lap VoTest Lead

Lap is Head of the Research, Testing, and Review Team (RTR Team) at HealthyKitchen101.com, where he directs and supervises the testing of kitchen gadgets and appliances.

Headshot of Tuyet Pham
Tuyet PhamProfessional Chef

Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef passionate about delicious and healthful foods. At HealthyKitchen101, she develops recipes and collaborates with our Research, Testing, and Review lab to evaluate the performance of cooking appliances. Her assessments add a strong authoritative voice to our product scoring process.

Headshot of Nguyen Ntk
Nguyen NtkVisual Specialist

Nguyen Ntk is a graphic designer, photographer, and videographer whose philosophy centers around respecting and celebrating the beauty of reality. Through his lenses, Nguyen strives to capture the true essence of objects and events, showcasing and highlighting authentic features without distortion or exaggeration.

Related Comparisons